Tag Archives: Diplomacy

TASS: Russian Politics & Diplomacy


KIGALI (Rwanda), June 3. /TASS/. Russia and the African Union are drafting a framework document on cooperation in coming years and an experts’ meeting on this issue is planned, Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said after negotiations with his Rwandan counterpart Louise Mushikiwabo on Sunday.

‘We agreed to prepare a political framework document to conceptually lay the foundation for our cooperation in coming years and to concurrently work out several practical projects that can be implemented already in the near future,” the Russian foreign minister said in response to a question about the area of interaction between Russia and the African Union.

“Now a meeting of Russian and African…

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South Africa on Footsteps of Morocco’s African Economic Diplomacy


The inroads of Morocco’s economic diplomacy in Africa are inspiring leaders in South Africa, which aspires to follow suit through the launch of an African policy to strengthen economic ties with the continent.

The move was announced by South Africa’s Foreign Minister Lindiwe Sisulu, in an attempt to break away with the unfruitful political rhetoric that has characterized Pretoria’s relations with the continent.

South Africa is trying to position itself as the gateway to the African continent and needs a strong economy to do so, economists say, noting that the current crisis hinders South Africa from boosting its influence on the continent.

Morocco could offer the example to Pretoria as the North African Kingdom has engaged in a south-south…

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[WebDebate summary] Strategies for African States in Multilateral Diplomacy


The overarching question of the WebDebate in March was: how can African states navigate multilateral diplomacy successfully?

Addressing this formidable question were Amb. Amr Aljowaily, Egypt’s ambassador to Serbia, and Dr Yolanda Kemp Spies, a senior research fellow at the University of Johannesburg’s Chair in African Diplomacy and Foreign Policy. The debate was moderated by Dr Katharina Höne, research associate in diplomacy and global governance at DiploFoundation.

Multilateralism, African identity and Africa’s multilateral strategies

Spies began by stressing the deep significance of multilateralism for Africa. Africa was arbitrarily divided under the colonial rule and the political borders do not indicate ethnic or other affiliations, which made…

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TASS: Russian Politics & Diplomacy – Russia keen to expand cooperation with African Union in all areas


ADDIS ABABA, March 9. /TASS/. Russia intends to expand ties with the African Union in all areas and is ready to establish even more instruments for cooperation, Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said following the meeting with the Chairperson of the Union Commission Moussa Faki Mahamat on Friday.

“We intend to cooperate with the African Union in all areas without exceptions: in political, trade and economic, humanitarian, educations fields, and of course concerning coordination of our activities in the international arena,” he said.

According to Lavrov, all strategies being developed by the African Union, including the Agenda 2063, contain areas interesting for Moscow. “And of course we will establish additional instruments for cooperation in the areas where we have…

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